"Reel in the Closet" Special Documentary Film Event

Join us for one of two special film showings(Fri 6/24 @ 7pm, and Sun 6/26@2pm) here in Roanoke of "Reel in the Closet"..2015...70 mins. 


Admission and snack items are free of charge. Please note this is an impromtu special film event and is not an OPA sponsored event. We thank the producer for his generosity in letting us screen this wonderful film. Thank you. 

About the film from the producer Stu Maddux....
"Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.

I was searching for a way to really understand the people who came before me, not just read about them. I discovered old queer home movies dating back to the 1930s in closets and attics around the world. There were also all these recorded news stories and community productions that they left behind.

I spent three years making a documentary that I hope lets you feel what I felt the first time I saw one of these movies.

But a big part of the story for me are not the few movies that have been saved but all the ones being thrown out- sometimes on purpose. In a decade, most will be destroyed or no longer playable.

We will never get that feeling back."


June 24, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Roanoke Diversity Center
Rodger Saunders · · 5404914165

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